Simulation-based education involving online and on-campus models in different European universities

Neila Campos, Maria Nogal, Cristina Caliz, Angel A. Juan

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Simulation-based education (SE) refers to the use of simulation software, tools, and serious games to enrich the teaching and learning processes. Advances in both computer hardware and software allow for employing innovative methodologies that make use of SE tools to enhance the learning experience. Moreover, thanks to the globalisation of e-learning practices, these educational experiences can be made available to students from different geographical regions and universities, which promotes the development of international and inter-university cooperation in education. This paper provides a review of recent works in the SE subject, with a focus on the areas of engineering, science, and management. It also discusses some experiences in SE involving different European universities and learning models. Finally, it also points out open challenges as well as noticeable trends.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • E-learning
  • Engineering education
  • Higher education
  • Simulation-based education

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